Can Lockheed-Martin's Joint Venture With Boeing End Years Of
It's a bit of a shock. Not that the aerospace arms of
Lockheed-Martin and Boeing aren't struggling to some degree -- in
the post telecommunications boom era, that's a given. It's not even
that the two have spotted economies of scale in a partnership that
would produce most of the launch vehicles for NASA and the Air
Force. What's surprising is, after years of bitter rivalry,
executives from these two aerospace behemoths could even sit in the
same room, much less strike a deal.
P&WC has secured two important wins in the very light jet
and light jet markets with the selection of the PW617F and the
PW535E engines for the new Embraer VLJ and LJ business and general
By ANN Contributor Mark W. Dickey
The "Golden Eagles" from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's
Prescott, AZ campus have captured the National Championship Trophy
(sponsored by Cessna Aircraft Company) for the '05 season.
US Agency Recommends Modifications To 747 Flight Management
It happened more than two years ago as a Singapore Airlines
747-400 was taking off from Auckland, New Zealand, headed for
Singapore. The flight crew rotated to V1 -- but far too early,
according to New Zealand investigators. As a result, the plane's
empennage dragged along the runway for more than 1,500 feet before
...And The STS-114 Commander Is Just Fine With Delay
With the space shuttle's Return to Flight delayed for at least
two months, Discovery's crew is getting in a little extra practice
this week. Commander Eileen Collins and her six crew members were
at the Kennedy Space Center Tuesday for a countdown exercise to be
conducted before the space plane is rolled back to the Vehicle
Assembly Building. There, engineers will further modify Discovery's
external fuel tank to mitigate the possibility that falling debris
might damage the orbiter.
REAL TIME UPDATE 1707 EDT -- A Fairchild Metroliner
carrying mail from Auckland, New Zealand to Blenheim apparently
exploded in flight Tuesday night, killing both pilots on board.
Search crews swarmed toward the crash site at approximately 2015
local time after scores of callers flooded emergency dispatchers
with reports of loud explosions and brilliant balls of
Former Rivals Say They'll Team Up And Split The Proceeds
Boeing and Lockheed Martin say they've agreed to create a joint
venture that will combine the production, engineering, test and
launch operations associated with US government launches of Boeing
Delta and Lockheed Martin Atlas rockets. The joint venture, named
United Launch Alliance, will reduce the cost of meeting the
critical national security and NASA expendable launch vehicle needs
of the United States.
A team of engineers and scientists led by NASA have begun
investigating the physics and performance of magnetic nozzles --
innovative devices that could support development of plasma-based
Controllers, Pilots To Meet In Milwaukee To Exchange Ideas
More than 250 pilots and air traffic controllers from around the
country will gather on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 3-4, for a unique
annual aviation event: The National Air Traffic Controllers
Association's "Communicating for Safety" conference.
Southern Avionics' Greer Named AEA'S Member Of The Year
Tom Greer of Southern Avionics in Mobile, AL, was honored during
the Annual Awards Luncheon at the 48th Annual Aircraft Electronics
Association (AEA) Convention and Trade Show in Dallas, as AEA's
Member of the Year.
Advanced System Provides a Holistic Integrated Weather Solution
for Airport Operations
Minneapolis-based Meteorlogix, DTN's brand of commercial weather
services, is out with MxVision WeatherSentry Airport Edition at the
American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) conference and
exhibition. The new weather system is an integrated solution
allowing airports to access all the relevant weather data in one
easy-to-use system, which conveniently displays weather information
for intelligent decision-making.
"We have no choice now but to plan for a strike at some point
soon. We're tired of subsidizing mismanagement that predates the
9/11 tragedy. United is not only destroying our livelihoods, but
our retirement security. With the acquiescence of the Pension
Benefit Guarantee Corporation, United is digging into taxpayers'
pockets to pay for management's long history of under-funding
pension plans, even in better economic times, and failing to adapt
to changes in the airline industry."
Source: AMFA National Director O.V Delle-Femine,
who says the union is preparing to strike against United